Friday, January 26, 2007

Time On Earth

Firstly, happy Australia Day...not feeling so festive mysef as I had work all day (and the lazy buggers buggered off on the stroke of 3, leaving me to deal with the customers they'd just seated and set up for dinner). I got all paranoid and called Brendan to pick me up from work, as there was a bunch of drunks on bikes with Australian flags carousing and getting into a brawl with the police on Church St (Church St! The last bastion of conservative gentrified upper-middle class society! What is the world coming to, I ask you that).

Secondly, next time I should probably try and make sure that I have more than one thing to say the next time I start a blog with 'firstly...'. I'm at Brendan's now, he made roast beef and I had dinner with his family. At one point his phone rang and it was my mum, then Georgie - apparently they're having dinner and no one told me. I feel so loved.

Lastly, eeeeeee!!!! So excited about Crowded House reforming. I'm still finding it slightly hard to believe as Neil Finn was always so adamant that without Paul Hester, there would be no Crowded House. I'm afraid that tomorrow I'll wake up from a week-long dream. The new album is called Time On Earth, and they auditioned drummers in Melbourne this week. First date's Coachella in April, lucky buggers that get to see them then!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Back & Forth

I did some filming this morning as an extra. I'm not allowed to say for what show or where it was because I had to sign a confidentiality agreement, and I have a feeling they take those quite seriously, so I'll probably be able to spill closer to the airing date. I will say that there was a special guest involved, which was rather cool. Anyway. We got there at 6:00 am and had brekkie (surprisingly good food, too. I guess they want everyone to be happy) then we went up to where they were filming...and waited. Luckily it wasn't nearly as long as the Franz shoot, and we actually did a few things. Us extras were filling in the background (which is what extras do, I guess) and walking back and forth a lot...there weren't many of us so we all had to walk back and forth a few times. I guess you don't really pay attention to what's happening in the background. The good thing was that we were told that it would finish up at 9:30am, and lo and behold we were done at 9:32 (unlike Franz...'Yeah, you guys will be done at 5'...famous last words!). Which means that I could probably have gotten to work on time, but bugger that, I'm having a day off. I think Liz and I'll go hang around Chapel St and see a movie.

Oh and in exciting news, Crowded House is reforming, and I can't type how excited I am, but you can all probably imagine.